Some of the children attending the Centre with their new teacher Sangeetha
Kunnapattu is a village 6 or 7 km away from Mamallapuram.
The tribal community that we began to follow at the end of last year is made up of about 50 families who have lived in the village in a fairly stable way for many years now.
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A new Tuition Center was opened last January in MGR Nagar, an area of Poonjeri largely inhabited by gypsies and tribals.
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A new project has just started in the ST community of Kuyil Kuppam (Peryar Nagar): extra English lessons for a selected bunch of students.
Teacher Sangeetha gives the first English lesson yesterday Continue reading “English lessons at Kuyil Kuppam – Peryar Nagar”
remember the story of a young mother from the village of Anjeneya who was killed by tuberculosis (TB) back in 2019.
Her widowed husband, with their two children, returned to his native village to live with his elderly parents, moving away from our educational and community activities.
Sekar with his two daughters Continue reading “Checking in on a struggling family”
Malar Trust India organised a series of workshops about menstruation and associated issues for women belonging to the tribal communities of the villages where we work. The four sessions were delivered in collaboration with the Institution of Research and Development for Rural Poor Trust (IRDRP) and the Consortium of Health Associations in India (CHAI) which jointly financed the project.
Medical student Yuwasri running one of the workshops in Panjartheerthi
Over 100 women attended the four workshops which provided knowledge on the functioning of the female body and basic hygiene information..
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Our fourth Day Care Centre opened in the Irular community of Puliyur village (Chengalpattu District) on Saturday September 12th 2020. The centre is serving children from 15 families who live in the village, who have only been able to attend school occasionally until now.
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A tailoring machine has been delivered yesterday in one of the backward areas where the Association works, a village called Periyar Nagar (Manampathy, Thiruporur block).
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Last Saturday, beginning of this new academic school year, Malar Trust donated and distributed notebooks to all the students of Poonjeri Masima Nagar Tuition Center.
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A cook and a helper have been appointed to cook every morning
Malar Trust starts a day care project for children in the tribal (ST) community of Masima Nagar.
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Irular children at Panjartheerthi school
On March 2
nd we visited Panjartheerthi school where most of the children from our Tuition Center attend school from 1st to 5th standard. Continue reading “Panjartheerthi Irular children attend school regularly”